Vin Diesel’s plea for Dwayne Johnson to return to the Fast & Furious franchise has seemingly failed to sway him.
Vin Diesel resorted to Instagram earlier this year to try to persuade The Rock to put their differences aside and reprise his part in the final Fast & Furious film.
“Dwayne, my younger brother… the moment has come.” The world is waiting for the conclusion of Fast & Furious 10. “As you know, my kids call you Uncle Dwayne around here,” Diesel wrote on Instagram. “There isn’t a holiday that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come to say goodbye.”
Legacy is on the horizon. Years ago, I promised you that I would keep my word to Pablo. I swore we’d attain and manifest the finest Fast in the finale, which is number ten! This is something I say out of love… However, you must appear; do not abandon the franchise; you have a vital part to perform. No one else is capable of playing Hobbs. I hope you rise to the challenge and achieve your goals.”
Johnson recently told CNN that Diesel’s tweet was “manipulative,” and that he didn’t appreciate how he raised his children or the late Paul Walker in it.
He went on to say that he had a private conversation with Diesel and that there was “no way” he would return for the last F&F installment.
“Vin’s last post caught me off guard. When Vin and I met in person, rather than through social media, in June, I told him immediately – and confidentially – that I would not be returning to the business. I was tough but friendly in my statements, stating that I would always support the cast and root for the franchise’s success, but that there was no way I would return. I also spoke individually with my Universal colleagues, who were all quite supportive because they were aware of the issue.
Vin’s most recent public post demonstrated his deception. I didn’t appreciate how he mentioned his children, as well as Paul Walker’s death, in the letter. Leave them out of the equation. We had discussed this for months and had come to an agreement. My ultimate goal was to exit this magnificent ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise trip with appreciation and grace. This public debate has muddied the waters, which is terrible. Regardless, I have faith in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to continually deliver for the audience, and I wish my former co-stars and crew members all the best in the next chapter.”
Johnson and Diesel are reportedly feuding over the filming of F&F8. “There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one,” Johnson stated in an interview around the time of the film’s debut. My female co-stars are consistently fantastic, and I adore them. “My male costars, on the other hand, are a different story,” he stated, adding, “Some handle themselves like true professionals and stand-up men, while others don’t.”